COVID-19

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis

As the country responds to COVID-19, there is an unprecedented amount of pressure on frontline workers across the UK, as well as on the nation’s mental health.

Many of the practical and emotional challenges that people are facing can also be risk factors for mental health, with many feeling worried, anxious or isolated during these challenging times. Meanwhile those working on the frontline of the crisis across the UK are dealing with all of these challenges while putting their physical and mental health on the line and facing traumatic situations on a daily basis, to keep us safe and well.

Their Royal Highnesses and The Royal Foundation are committed to supporting these extraordinary people on the frontline of responding to COVID-19 in the UK, and supporting the mental health sector as it responds to the  immediate and long-term mental health consequences of the pandemic.

Our Frontline

The Royal Foundation is supporting Our Frontline, a new round the clock mental health and bereavement support to those working on the frontline against the Coronavirus.

Leading mental health charities Mind, Samaritans, Shout, and Hospice UK have come together to launch the service, with support from The Royal Foundation. Our Frontline provides a combination of 1-2-1 support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, the Blue Light emergency services and key workers who are putting their mental health under pressure.

More about Our Frontline

Our Frontline

The Royal Foundation is supporting Our Frontline, a new round the clock mental health and bereavement support to those working on the frontline against the Coronavirus.

Leading mental health charities Mind, Samaritans, Shout, and Hospice UK have come together to launch the service, with support from The Royal Foundation. Our Frontline provides a combination of 1-2-1 support and online resources for NHS workers, carers, the Blue Light emergency services and key workers who are putting their mental health under pressure.

More about Our Frontline

COVID-19 Response Fund

The Royal Foundation has granted nearly £1.8 million to ten leading charities at the heart of mental health and frontline support, through a bespoke fund set up as part of the organisation’s response to COVID-19. The grants aim to build on the work that the Foundation has already done in recent months to support those on the frontline of the pandemic in the UK, and the mental health sector.

The grants will allow mental health charities to increase their capacity for helpline and chat services to meet rising demand.

More about the COVID-19 Response Fund

COVID-19 Response Fund

The Royal Foundation has granted nearly £1.8 million to ten leading charities at the heart of mental health and frontline support, through a bespoke fund set up as part of the organisation’s response to COVID-19. The grants aim to build on the work that the Foundation has already done in recent months to support those on the frontline of the pandemic in the UK, and the mental health sector.

The grants will allow mental health charities to increase their capacity for helpline and chat services to meet rising demand.

More about the COVID-19 Response Fund

Mental Health

As we feel the effects of Covid-19 on the nation’s mental health, it is more important than ever that people feel able to talk about how they are feeling and know where to reach out if they need support. Since the pandemic began, The Royal Foundation has been working closely with the mental health sector to support and amplify its incredible efforts to deal with the immediate and long-term impact of the pandemic on the nation’s mental health, and has embarked on innovative partnerships to signpost people to the support they need.

Find out more about mental health and COVID-19

Mental Health

As we feel the effects of Covid-19 on the nation’s mental health, it is more important than ever that people feel able to talk about how they are feeling and know where to reach out if they need support. Since the pandemic began, The Royal Foundation has been working closely with the mental health sector to support and amplify its incredible efforts to deal with the immediate and long-term impact of the pandemic on the nation’s mental health, and has embarked on innovative partnerships to signpost people to the support they need.

Find out more about mental health and COVID-19

“Over the past few weeks, millions of frontline workers across the UK have put their physical and mental health on the line to protect us all during the Coronavirus pandemic. Every day they confront traumatic situations at the same time as having to contend with their own worries about the risks to themselves and their families. That takes a real toll, and as I’ve seen for myself through my work with the Air Ambulance, without the right support at the right time the challenges they face will only be greater. Catherine and I, together with The Royal Foundation, will do all we can to support OurFrontline. This work will be our top priority for the months ahead.”

– HRH The Duke of Cambridge